This is a modern mirrorless camera with an APS-C sized sensor. But its also so much more than that.
This camera is truly unique. And without breaking the bank.
You can buy it here:
Sigma SDQ + 30mm
Sigma SD Quattro H
Video recorded with:
Fuji 23mm f2.0
The Video Review
Thoughts on the SD Quattro
It seems to me that you either ”get” the whole Foveon sensor thing or you don’t.
If you don’t like them or have any interest in them a review won’t change your mind.
So happy trails to you..
The people that love them and maybe already have one, you won’t need a review either.
You are already on the dark side and can’t return.
And if you are undecided I urge you not to spend a lot of money on your first Foveon camera. The older models, specially the DSLRs are dirt cheap. So start of there.
Or at least do plenty of research first.
The group I however can recommend this camera to straight away, is film shooters.
If you are just like me. Experiment with 35mm, Medium Format, Polaroid, Pack Film, Large Format, or what have you. If you love colors and tonality in B&W. If you sometimes like to take it slow.
Then this camera might be for you.
Pros and cons of the SD Quattro
- Image Qualiy
Sharp, detailed and gorgeous colors.
This is a tank.. scratch that, aircraft carrier.. no, star destroyer.
Very comfortable and chunky.
The 30mm f1.4 combo is very affordable.
Did I mention the colors
- Lens life
You can use the lenses on Sony with an electronic adapter and don’t have to lock them to one system.
There is none.
There is none. Like I said in my DP1 review. You can take pictures in the dark. But it will stay fairly dark.
It works for composition but is very low res.
- SD Slot
There is only one, would have loved two.
Sigma SD Quattro Sample Images